Indian Chicken and Rice

I just need to talk about something. It has nothing to do with this recipe so you can jump to the bottom if you just want to get to the point. But then you’d be missing out on the best read of your life. That’s untrue. Ok, back to the point. A while back, meaning yesterday, Georgia and I decided to cut out fruit from our diet. I know, it’s depressing. But it’s needed. We have clients asking how much fruit really does affect weight loss and body mass. So, being the scientists that we are (I’m not, more of a tag along, I follow the crowd) we are testing some theories. We took before pictures. I’ll post them. You judge me and I’ll kill you. Kidding. Sort of. But here is the thing, my mom literally JUST gave me a whole box of peaches. I was going to make peach pork chops and a peach cobbler and peach brownies, and I still will BUT I cannot consume them. SO, I will be testing my food on other people so you do not have to suffer like me. I’ll update you in a month. Stay interested. I know you are don’t actually care about my fruit ingestion or lack thereof, but thanks for acting like you’ll read my next blog in a month. You better support the hell out of my before and after pictures….which will probably be the same based on my almond butter obsession. No I didn’t make homemade almond butter last night….moving on.

So I’ve never actually eaten at an Indian restaurant. Does that mean I don’t know what the hell I’m talking about when I blog about a meal called ‘Indian Chicken and Rice’? Yeah, kind of. But I googled Indian spices and I added a butt load of them into my meal. And then RJ and GA tasted it and gave it the thumbs up. So I’m pretty much an Indian cuisine cook at this point. Not really. But anyways, this meal smells like curry heaven. Sh*t I love curry. I’d put curry on my bananas, that is if I ate bananas and wasn’t allergic to them. Can you tell I’m hopped  up on my Americano with heavy cream? I’m not addicted. You don’t know me.

Oh and by the way, I literally just made peach brownies mid blogging and don’t even get to eat any of them. Today is a stupid day. Wanna try one? Come to CrossFit Lodo. Just sayin.


Paleo Indian Chicken and Rice


  • 1lb chicken breasts, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 head cauliflower, stem removed
  • 1/2 can coconut milk
  • 14 oz can tomato sauce
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 2 tablespoons curry
  • 2 teaspoons garam marsala
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon cloves
  • 1/2 ground ginger
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  1. First you need to make rice from cauliflower. It’s pretty damn easy. So peel back the leaves from your cauliflower, cut off the stems, and cut the head into florets. Place on plate and put them in the microwave for 2 minutes to help soften them.
  2. Once the cauliflower is softened, add the florets to your food processor. I used the shredding attachment but you could use the regular blade as well. Rice those bitches.
  3. Now let’s make some saucey sauce. Pull out a large skillet or saucepan, add your coconut oil, onions, and garlic to the pan over medium-high heat. Cook until translucent.
  4. Once the onions are cooked, add your tomato sauce, coconut milk, honey, lemon juice, and spices. Mix thoroughly.
  5. Now add your chopped chicken and cauliflower rice to the sauce, cover and let simmer for 8-10 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and rice is soft.
  6. Top with cilantro. I had none on hand so I just added avocado to it. Makes no sense. I just love fat.

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23 thoughts on “Indian Chicken and Rice”

  1. I'm interested to learn the results of the No Fruit Challenge. I've had the "How much fruit is ok" conversation with athletes too. I generally tell them no more than half their blocks (I 'Zone') from fruit.

    Even more interested to see the pictures though 😉

  2. Good luck on No Fruit for a month. I eat WAY too much fruit because I LOVE IT, and really should cut it out, but…I'm lacking motivation…surprise? No. So, maybe I will be inspired and try it too, or maybe not. But I'll support you and finish up the fruit in my house tonight and try this with you so we can bitch together, deal? I just competed in the Oregon CrossFit Games this weekend and found out that I am WAY TOO SMALL, Skinny and WEAK! Those girls kicked my ass and as it was such an amazing weekend, I need to seriously work on my strength and meat/veggie/fat intake over fruit. We'll see what happens…

  3. Are you kidding me right now? I just made this EXACT dish last week, get out of my brain Juli. (There's some messed up shit in there that might be too much for you to handle…)

  4. I was feeling lazy today (had meniscus surgery recently) and so i just threw everything in the crockpot. I used chicken thighs cuz that’s what I had on hand.. It sat all day and at dinner time, the meat literally fell off the bone. I threw in some carrots and served over spaghetti squash (or broccoli rice if the fam wants something different)… Truly delicious. Not only do I adore my crock pot, but this recipe is super tasty and will definitely be served again.. TY J <3

  5. Can you omit the honey? I try to eat sugar free most of the time due to some health issues. Or would that change the flavor terribly? BTW, I love your recipes! I just recently started eating Paleo, and your website is my go-to for new and good food. Just tried to your Mexican stew over cilantro rice tonight. Yummy!!!

  6. I know this is and old post, but I’m just now reading your whole blog…and I’m allergic to bananas! Mysteriously so…I have googled and can’t tell why, no other fruit/food really bothers me. So do you know WHY you’re allergic to bananas? I hope that made sense. And this is just further proof that you’re my soul mate. (What? that’s not creepy at all…)

    1. No idea. I’ve started eating bananas mroe though and they don’t seem to bother me much anymore. So i might have grown out of the allergy

      1. I’m really allergic to bananas and am also sensitive to avocados & kiwis. There’s a link between all three that has to do with a certain protein chain. Another consideration is fructose malabsorption.

  7. This is the first recipe of yours I made. I realize I’m totally comment-raping your site. But this was SO good. And your concoctions are so good. I LOVE CURRY.

  8. Just had this for lunch! Really good and easy to make! We made ours with cabbage noodles because we didn’t have cauliflower…still delish!

  9. So I decided to try this dish a couple weeks ago and it is by far the BEST recipe I have ever discovered in my entire life!!!!
    I’ve made so many of your dishes and obviously I love them all. Each night I make something new, my husband says that it’s better than the last (the poutine and the sweet potato/cabbage/bacon hash dishes are some of our favs).
    But when I made this one, he told me that it was better than ANY Indian restaurant – ever – BY FAR, “Out of the ballpark”! The combination of flavors and spices you’ve put together are absolutely perfect. And it tastes just like Butter Chicken, which is my favorite Indian cuisine in the world 🙂
    I’ve also managed to perfect the cauliflower rice since I’ve been making it almost every night since then. I don’t have a food processor, so I do the microwave thing for a couple minutes and then use my handy dandy chopper (it’s effective, just takes a bit longer). Thanks Juli – sorry for the novel. (I want to eat this every night)

  10. Sooooo delish! This will become a mainstay dish, that I keep, in the fridge next to the Sweet potato paleo hash!

    I did add a small tiny box of raisins, because I like them in indian cuisine. I served it with freshly sliced cucumbers and freshly slice mango, to brighten the plate. They both complimented the seasoning perfectly!

    Another winner, I cant complain that I hate paleo food anymore to my Paleo fanatic husband

  11. I made this last night. The family loved it. My kids loved making the “rice”. Great tasting recipe. My family is new to Paleo. You have some great recipes. Keep it up!

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